High Key

High Key Lighting Photography

Recent Work

  • Rosie by FlorianRS
  • Ballerina by BriGt
  • Water buffalo in high key by missmoneypenny
  • Dried Single Pink Rose by Sandra Foster
  • I Love Sweets..but peanuts more... by Laurie Minor
  • Softly Gently Roses Two by Clare Colins
  • TOM WITH HAT by Thomas Barker-Detwiler
  • Orchids by Brian Haslam
  • SFMOMA STAIRWELL  1022 by Thomas Barker-Detwiler
  • 34 by Denise Abé
  • Passion by Brian Haslam
  • Snow White by PictureNZ

About This Group

High-Key in photography is generally in shades of black and white, but is NOT a black and white picture!!!!! CONFUSED? lolol:)

High-Key lighting was originally the style of lighting for film & television and aims to reduce the lighting ratio present in the scene. In photography, High-Key usually is a reduction of light ratio to eliminate shadows and generally results in more white than black, but is NOT a black and white picture!…..soooooo….. PLEASE do NOT enter a black/white picture thinking it’s HIGH KEY.! The entry MUST be changed or “treated” into a HIGH KEY image

EXAMPLE: A snow scene in black/white does NOT justify it being a high-key. The image MUST be changed to look like a high-key or it will be removed. An image MUST be at least 50% high-key tones to qualify.

Does that explanation help? Here’s are good examples:



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